Saturday, July 21, 2018

Our RED signage collage will be included in an exhibition of our storefront photography at The Storefront Project

The Storefront Project @thestorefrontproject is located at 70 Orchard Street (near Grand Street) NYC
The show runs from July 25-August 12, 2018.
The opening reception for our “STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York” exhibition will be next Wednesday, July 25th 6-9pm.

Shown in the photo below is the 20 x 80 inch Red Signage Collage but it is available in a few sizes:
- 9 x 33 inch width image printed on 12 x 36 Kodak Professional Endura Glossy Paper Edition of 50 @ $250/print
- 11.75 x 44 inch width image printed on 20 x 48 inch width Fuji Crystal Archive DPII Glossy Edition of 15 @ $500/print
- 18 inch height x 68 inch width image printed on 20 x 80 inch (6 feet 6 inch width) width Fuji Crystal Archive DPII Glossy, Edition of10@$800/print

Custom sizing also available.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Pearl Paint, Chinatown, NYC

Our photo of Pearl Paint, 🎨 the iconic departed #artstore on Canal Street, will be included in an exhibition of our #storefront photography at The Storefront Project @thestorefrontproject located at 70 Orchard Street (near Grand Street), NYC from July 25-August 12, 2018. The opening reception for our “STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York” exhibition will be next Wednesday, July 25th 6-9pm.

We hope you can join us as we speak with everyone about our passion for photographing the many unique mom-and-pop stores that make each neighborhood of New York City as diverse as its residents.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thank you Kristen Shaughnessy Bush for NY1!

"Mom and Pop stores are disappearing - so photographers JamesandKarla Murray created this art installation on the Lower East Side to illustrate the importance of shopping local. It’s in the Southwest corner of Seward Park - my shooting adventures continue, this time in 95 degree heat" 

https://www.facebook.com/kristen.s.bush/videos/10216743259114091/?fref=mentions



Vanishing Mom and Pop Store Signs. Design Observer 07.19.18 by Steven Heller

LINK: https://designobserver.com/feature/vanishing-mom-and-pop-store-signs/39878

"For various civic, voyeuristic, and nostalgic reasons James and Karla Murray are New York’s sign and storefront docu-saviors. ...  Each image is a deceiving trop l’oeil of the real thing that they call a “big-ature.” It is a mix-up of aesthetics of unique vernacular lettering, typefaces, elements of mid-century modern, art deco, and classic New York styles — “a true representation of the varied immigrants who founded these shops.”




Busy getting everything framed! 7.25 save the date!!

We are excited to announce that we will be having an exhibition of Karla and James’s photographs documenting the disappearing storefronts of NYC at The Storefront Project Art Gallery located at 70 Orchard Street near Grand Street from July 25th - August 12, 2018.. • Follow the @thestorefrontproject

The opening celebration for "STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York" will be NEXT WEEK on Wednesday, July 25th from 6-9 pm.  http://www.storefrontproject.com/upcoming

The @thestorefrontproject gallery is located around the corner from Karla and James’s “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” sculptural public art installation at Seward Park, the oldest public park in Manhattan. You must go to park and check it out!!!!!! The purpose of the installation is to help raise awareness of the importance of mom-and-pop shops to the local community.




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Live video: Mom & pop shops reappear in Seward Park thanks to @jamesandkarla, #uniqloartexpressions, #artintheparks!

Watch the video: https://www.pscp.tv/NYCParks/1vOxwVBlVngJB




Photography from our visit to a beautiful Prospect Park South co-op for 6sqft...

LINK: https://www.6sqft.com/my-1500sqft-creative-couple-amy-and-brian-show-off-their-newly-renovated-prospect-park-south-co-op/

"...this creative couple was able to mix their styles to create a comfortable home that uses clean lines and crisp architectural elements as a backdrop for their more eclectic finds and textures. Amy and Brian recently gave 6sqft a tour of their recently completed two-bedroom apartment and shared how the reno process went, how they mixed their aesthetics, and what it’s like living with two 80+ pound pups."